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Strathmore's 500 Series Charcoal Paper is a 100% cotton fiber, acid-free paper that has a traditional laid pattern for precise shading with charcoal and pastels. Its raised texture is also suitable for pen, pencil, or art crayon. 64 lb (95 gsm) weight.
An assortment of individual 64 lb sheets, 19" × 25" (48 cm × 63 cm), in the most popular colors.
Individual 64 lb sheets, 19" × 25" (48 cm × 63 cm).
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
Handling Charge — When ordering sheets of paper or board larger than 18” x 24” in quantities of less than 10, a $3.00 per order handling fee applies. Paper or boards may be assorted to reach the quantity of 10.
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By Artsygal Carol
from Vancouver, WA
Comments about Strathmore 500 Series Charcoal Papers:
I continue to use the toned Strathmore 500 drawing papers because I can depend on the quality, colors and the linen finish. I use it regularly with colored pencils, carbon & charcoal pencils & pastel pencils. I like the way the tooth of the paper grabs the colors for subtle shading or strong lines. And it does not "fuzz" up as some of the other charcoal papers I have tried.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Not what I thought but I like it
from Laredo, Tx
I like the product but I thought that it would come as a notebook but it doesn't matter I can use it anyways
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Wish the paper were a bit heavyier for my anima portraits
By June Marie
from Beaufort SC
It was rather hard to judge the paper from the catalog. I was looking for the soft green shade and it was the right color, but the paper did not have enough body for my work.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Strathmore 500 Charcoal - Color - Green Papers
I love the green color of the paper and the qualtity is great for my pastels and would order again but, I would phone in the order to make sure care was taken with the paper. All of the sheets had a large dent in them so I would say it was the first time I've ever had a problem. I've ordered many times with Dick Blick and everything has been shipped extremely well.
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Use with pastel paintings.
Strathmore Velvet Gray
By sue bro
Required media for a course I am taking. Beautiful paper with low texture, but perfect for pastel pencil. However, there are vertical lines approximately 1.25" apart that run throughout the paper and my pastel pencil skips right over them meaning they are visible. Also, the stickers they use for scanning when stacked up as a ream the stickers make an impression on every paper in the stack. Bottom line. You can't use the whole sheet. It is on the bottom along the side. But, it is a visible impression on every sheet that was sent to me.
Great Drawing Paper
from Garland, TX
This is a nice traditional textured paper for pastel & charcoal. It is archival, but not expensive, and unlike other similar papers, it's 100% cotton. It works well with hard & soft pastels & charcoal. It's great for drawing/dry media overall. The color choices are great.
By Form Shifter
this paper and the colors i like to use (pottery green & golden brown) show off the medieum i use in the best light and always leave me with excellant results
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great service - good price
Hand bookbinder seeks decent papers :)
Just what I needed!
By Ed Sled
from Sioux Falls, SD
The paper is just the right texture that I need.
Selecting a paper is one of the most important decisions an artist will make that will influence the outcome of their work. Strathmore Artist Papers are known for their quality, consistency and performance and come in a vast array of styles in a range of good, better, best, and premium quality. There is a paper for every level of artist and for every artist's needs.
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